F) Cultural Well-being
This project is about Saree bank, to addresses a socio-cultural needs of women. Just like sisters/friends borrow sarees from one another, we have set-up our first pilot project of saree bank in Satrikh on 26th February'23. Good condition but not-in-use, Sarees will be donated by urban women and those will be given to rural women on rent, so that on formal occasions these women do'nt have to face the burden of buying new sarees. The bank will run like a social enterprise by a local village woman.
Our ‘Share a Saree’ project addresses a socio-cultural needs of women from financially weak background. Just like sisters/friends borrow sarees from one another, we have set-up a saree bank, of sarees that can be rented to wear on on formal occasion. The bank will run like a social enterprise by a local village woman.
The project has two objectives:
1) To reduce financial burdens during functions/festivals, etc. - Women in rural areas often take small loans to buy fancy sarees that they can wear to weddings, mundan, birth functions, and during festivals. Through this bank they will get saree of their choice without the burden of loan.
2) To promote reuse of clothes - Sarees which are in good conditions but are not worn by women in urban areas can be shared through the bank. It is like how a few decades back, younger sisters/nieces would take sarees of older sisters or Aunts and wear happily.
Sustainable Development Goals: 3 & 10